Tips & Advice

Eco-October: Six Super-Simple Ways to be More Eco-Friendly

Happy Saturday all! Following on from last week’s blog on eco-anxiety, this one will share some simple things people could try to feel more empowered and active in reducing their carbon footprint. But please remember, it’s not about being perfect or changing everything at once. I’ve been reflecting on this a lot since I wrote… Continue reading Eco-October: Six Super-Simple Ways to be More Eco-Friendly

Miscellaneous

5 Amazing Podcasts About Mental Health 2019

I love a good podcast. Whether they are meant to be funny, informative or just a few people having a really good chat, they are perfect for the daily commute, background noise for housework or cooking, or just something to listen to and engage with when you are feeling a little down, overwhelmed or a… Continue reading 5 Amazing Podcasts About Mental Health 2019

Book Club

ECBC Book Club – Midnight Chicken by Ella Risbridger

A cookbook might seem an odd choice for a book review on a mental-focused platform. However, Ella Risbridger’s Midnight Chicken is no ordinary cookbook. There are recipes, sure, but it is more than that. In the author’s own words: “what it really is is an annotated list of things worth living for: a manifesto of moments worth… Continue reading ECBC Book Club – Midnight Chicken by Ella Risbridger

Book Club

The ECBC Book Club: Susan Calman’s Sunny Side Up

ECBC Manchester runs a monthly internet book-club, we recommend and review books to try and ask in return that you let us know how you found the book, or give us a recommendation on what to read next. x A story of Kindness and Joy is exactly what Calman delivers. Since her first book (Cheer… Continue reading The ECBC Book Club: Susan Calman’s Sunny Side Up

Thoughts & Experience

The Power of Storytelling – #NationalStorytellingWeek

The history of humankind is inextricably tied up with that of storytelling. From the earliest cave paintings, through the development of signed and spoken language to the written word and the development of social media, for as long as we have existed we have lived our lives through the telling of stories and through the… Continue reading The Power of Storytelling – #NationalStorytellingWeek

Tips & Advice

Intentions Not Resolutions

Champagne was popped, glasses raised, fireworks burst, and a chorus of 'Happy New Year' waved off 2018 and welcomed 2019 with open arms...or maybe with reluctant ones. However you spent New Year and however you feel about the next, I hope you have managed to find a modicum of peace in amongst the festive chaos.… Continue reading Intentions Not Resolutions

Tips & Advice

Get Your Groom On – #QueerEye

When you’re struggling with mental illness it’s easy to feel completely overwhelmed by the simplest things. Everyday tasks seem insurmountable and we end up feeling helpless, useless, and surrounded by chaos. Getting back on top of those runaway trains of thought and feeling can seem impossible, but sometimes a small change can make a big… Continue reading Get Your Groom On – #QueerEye